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Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars at a Political Moment

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:24:04 GMT

When Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Oscars on Sunday, it will be the first time in nearly a decade that a working late-night star will be the M.C.With recent awards speeches focusing on President Trump, he says the evening will be a balancing act that avoids too little topical content and too much.

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Critic's Notebook: Colbert Rides a Trump Wave, While Fallon Treads Water

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:33:43 GMT

Jon Stewart, left, and Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.”On two late-night talk shows, a relatively soft approach and a more pointed one have emerged in comedy about the new president.

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Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos, Takes Credit for His Fall

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Bill Maher on “Real Time” last month.In an interview, Mr. Maher spoke about having the right-wing personality on his show “Real Time,” and why he will continue to seek out provocative conservative guests.

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Review: ‘My Brother, My Brother and Me’ Has Advice From Three Modern Stooges

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:37:41 GMT

From left, the brothers Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy on the television version of their podcast, “My Brother, My Brother and Me.”This show on Seeso translates the McElroys’ popular podcast to the small screen, deadpan quirkiness intact.

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Legion: ‘Legion’ Season 1, Episode 3: Days of Future Past

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:01:00 GMT

Dan Stevens in “Legion.”The show now seems ready to get on with the business of making the superhuman into the superhero.

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Up Next: The 8-Year-Old Theater Critic Who Stars in HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:55:40 GMT

Iain Armitage as Ziggy Chapman in HBO’s adaptation of Big Little Lies.Meet Iain Armitage, who rose to fame with a YouTube channel where he offers reviews of “Othello” and “Cats.”

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Best of Late Night: Joe Scarborough Breaks Down Trump for Stephen Colbert

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02:39 GMT

Joe Scarborough performing a cover of “(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding” during an appearance on “The Late Show.”Mr. Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe,” said during an appearance on “The Late Show” that he thought President Trump would have to change his approach to governing.

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The Good Fight: ‘The Good Fight’ Season 1, Episode 2: Minority Status

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:00:01 GMT

Cush Jumbo, left, and Rose Leslie in “The Good Fight.”The thorny dynamics of community powers a compelling episode.

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When They Met: Before ‘Moonlight’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ a Friendship Born in the Classroom

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:41:47 GMT

Danai Gurira and André Holland in a theater at New York University, where they met in the Tisch Graduate Acting Program.André Holland first saw Danai Gurira at New York University, performing a monologue she wrote. Since then, they have acted and written together.

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A Word With: Jason Jones Moves ‘The Detour’ From Trailer Park to Central Park

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:08:53 GMT

Jason Jones of the TBS sitcom “The Detour.”The TBS sitcom that he created with his wife, Samantha Bee, finds his character, Nate Parker, moving from Syracuse to New York City.

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What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:07:44 GMT

Theodore Roosevelt most likely to succeed in an all-presidents knife fight.Forget C-Span’s recent rankings. How do our chief executives stack up according to facial hair, taste in alcohol and knife-fighting skills?

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Best of Late Night: A Working Holiday for Colbert and Meyers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:50 GMT

Seth Meyers taking on President Trump’s claim that the news media is an “enemy” of the American people.Most late-night hosts took a break on Presidents’ Day. But Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers spent it roasting the president.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: Oscar Nominees ‘Jackie’ and ‘Moana’

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:25 GMT

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.”“Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman, and Disney’s “Moana” are streaming online. And PBS airs an “American Masters” documentary about Maya Angelou.

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Joe Piscopo Considers Running for Governor of New Jersey. No Joke.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:26 GMT

Joe Piscopo, considering a run for New Jersey governor, had policy discussions this month at an Upper East Side restaurant.Mr. Piscopo is hoping to parlay his Jersey credentials and rising political profile into a long-shot bid for governor as either a Republican or an independent.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Unlocking the Cage’ and ‘The Breaks’

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:13 GMT

Merlin in “Unlocking the Cage.”“Unlocking the Cage” examines the legal rights of animals, while “The Breaks” chronicles hip-hop’s ascension in early ’90s New York.

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The Walking Dead: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7, Episode 10: Carol Sees an Old Friend, Rick Makes a New One

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:01:01 GMT

Melissa McBride in “The Walking Dead.”Sunday’s episode featured a tender reunion and a new alliance.

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Homeland: ‘Homeland,’ Season 6, Episode 5: Quinn Is Not Your Ideal Babysitter

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:00:01 GMT

Claire Danes in “Homeland.”Yes, Quinn showed some bad judgment tonight. He shouldn’t have thrown a TV reporter down the stairs, or let a hostage situation develop. But so what?

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The Good Fight: ‘The Good Fight’ Recap: On the Other Side

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:12:11 GMT

From left, Bernadette Peters, Paul Guilfoyle and Christine Baranski in “The Good Fight.”Seeing depictions of women who mentor and rely on one another with such fierce loyalty is still a rarity on TV.

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Review: ‘The Breaks’ Captures Hip-Hop in the ’90s, Music and All

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:25:31 GMT

Wood Harris plays Barry Fouray, a hip-hop manager who is trying to build a record label on “The Breaks.”The series on VH1 has a real ear for detail. The music and lyrics, whether soundtrack or in situ — fit the era seamlessly.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Good Fight’

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:14 GMT

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern lead a brooding class drama set in California. And Christine Baranski is back.

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Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:09:13 GMT

Inside the Rue La Rue Cafe, a themed restaurant in Washington Heights honoring Rue McClanahan and the other actresses from the television sitcom “The Golden Girls.”The tonic that is a timeless show about four aging housemates is being dispensed in Manhattan.

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Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos Find Common Ground

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:16:26 GMT

Bill Maher, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” last year.An anticipated conversation between the comedian Bill Maher and the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos turned out to be a mostly chummy affair.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ and ‘Planet Earth II’

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:26 GMT

Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard.Alexander Skarsgard shows off his physique in “Tarzan.” And “Planet Earth II,” with David Attenborough, takes nature photography to spectacular heights.

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Review: Like Nordic Noir? ‘Trapped’ Is Chilly, and Pulls You In

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:52:18 GMT

Olafur Darri Olafsson in “Trapped.”This mystery series takes place in eastern Iceland, but in some ways — remote setting, small-town police chief — it resembles a western.

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Review: The Predictable Tears of a Clown Flow in ‘Crashing’

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:30:07 GMT

Pete Holmes, sleeping, and Artie Lange in “Crashing.”In this HBO series, Pete Holmes plays a Pete, who when his marriage collapses has to rely on the kindness of other, much better comedians.

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Not Enough Snakes in Your Nightmares? See ‘Planet Earth II’

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:29:43 GMT

An Indri lemur, one of the forest animals unique to Madagascar, in the series “Planet Earth II.”David Attenborough narrates another dazzling nature series, but one that doesn’t take as vigorous a stand as it might.

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A Word With: Famke Janssen Plays Another Lethal Woman in a ‘Blacklist’ Spinoff

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:30:14 GMT

Famke Janssen, star of “The Blacklist: Redemption.”The star of “The Blacklist: Redemption” talks about depicting powerful female characters and shares her thoughts on sexism in Hollywood.

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Transgender Doll Based on Jazz Jennings to Debut in New York

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:40:48 GMT

To match the outfit that Jazz Jennings wears on the cover of her second book, the doll will be wearing a pink top and jean shorts.Ms. Jennings, 16, star of “I Am Jazz” on TLC, vaulted into the national spotlight after being interviewed by Barbara Walters 10 years ago.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon (as Trump) Meets the Press

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:06 GMT

Jimmy Fallon opening “The Tonight Show” as President Trump. “We’ve made so much progress,” he said. “In fact, if you ask any American, they’ll say that I’ve managed to make the last four weeks feel like four years.”Mr. Fallon and other hosts took comic inspiration Thursday from President Trump’s 77-minute news conference.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Return to Manitowoc County: The State of Wisconsin vs. Steven A. Avery’

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:21 GMT

Tom Fassbender, an investigator in the Avery case.“Dateline NBC” reports on updates in the case of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey of “Making a Murderer.” And “Chef’s Table” presents a global feast.

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Review: In ‘Big Little Lies,’ Monterey Moms and Their Clichés

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:16:45 GMT

From left, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in “Big Little Lies.”This glossy HBO series set in California doesn’t focus on the mystery at its core but rather on women whose stories involve everyday angst.

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‘When We Rise’: Stories Behind the Pain and Pride of Gay Rights

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:41 GMT

The ABC mini-series “When We Rise” chronicles the development, triumphs and losses of the gay rights movement.The eight-hour mini-series on ABC, written by Dustin Lance Black, tells the history of the movement through the lives of four activists.

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14 TV Shows That Broke Ground With Gay and Transgender Characters

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:26 GMT

From left, Hal Holbrook, Scott Jacoby and Martin Sheen in “That Certain Summer” (1972).A look at various portrayals on television through the years.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Accuses Trump in a ‘Usual Suspects’ Parody

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:02:56 GMT

Stephen Colbert channeling Kevin Spacey.The late-night hosts piled on President Trump on Wednesday over reports that his campaign aides had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials.

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Review: On ‘The Good Fight,’ a Lawyer Claws Her Way Back to Normal

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:27 GMT

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Fight,” a spinoff of “The Good Wife” beginning Sunday on CBS.In this spinoff of “The Good Wife,” Diane (Christine Baranski) ends up at a law firm across town, reunited with familiar faces but starting over broke.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Always Shine’ and ‘SuperMansion’

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:22 GMT

Mackenzie Davis, left, and Caitlin FitzGerald in “Always Shine.”Best friends wrestle with acting and envy in “Always Shine,” with Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald. “SuperMansion” returns for a second season.

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